HC Deb 22 February 1968 vol 759 cc159-60W

"A Region with a Future"

18. Mr. Bessell

asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, (1) if he will now implement the proposals for economic development in the South-West as contained in the Report, Region with a Future, by the South-West Region Economic Planning Advisory Council;

(2) If he will make a statement on the meeting which he had on 31st January with members of the South-West Region Economic Planning Advisory Council.

Mr. Shore

With other Ministers concerned, I met the Chairman and other members of the South-West Economic Planning Council on 31st January to discuss the major proposals in the Council's report "A Region with a Future". Final decisions have not yet been reached on the recommendations, but it is hoped that the Government's reply will be made known to the Council and published before the end of March.